face and neck lift
a face and neck lift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the face and neck by tightening and lifting sagging skin and muscles. the procedure is typically performed on individuals who are seeking to reduce the signs of aging or who have lost facial volume due to weight loss or aging.
there are certain individuals who should not undergo face and neck lift plastic surgery due to various reasons such as individuals with certain medical conditions such as uncontrolled diabetes, uncontrolled high blood pressure, or autoimmune diseases, and individuals with a history of scarring or poor wound healing.
description of procedure
during the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make small incisions in the hairline and behind the ears. the skin and muscles are then lifted and tightened using sutures or other techniques. excess skin is removed and the incisions are closed with stitches.
the procedure can take several hours to complete and is typically performed under general anaesthesia. after the surgery, the patient may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days. it is important to follow the surgeon's post-operative instructions carefully to ensure proper healing and optimal results.
course of recovery
results from a face and neck lift can be seen immediately after the surgery, with continued improvement as swelling and bruising subside. the results can last for several years, although the aging process will eventually resume. it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and skincare routine to help prolong the results of the procedure.